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    October 30, 2013
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29th, the day that sandy made landfall. rebuilding is taking place very slowly in some is of the areas hardest hit by san dichlt amy robach visited breezy point where hundreds of homes went up in flames. >> reporter: before the storm hit mary from breezy point was getting ready to hunker down. >> sticking it out. >> reporter: like many, she was preparing for a big storm. >> are you going to come see puddles with us? >> reporter: at first, rain and flooding. >> 6:55 and the power just went out. we are officially screwed. >> reporter: then mary's sister joanne spotted a bright light in the distance. the unimaginable. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: a massive fire began to spread. >> i'm really anxious. >> reporter: firefighters braved waters knee deep, saving every single life in the town. in the end, 135 homes burned to the ground. another 220 destroyed. >> we don't know where they are
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going to take us. we don't know -- don't know. >> reporter: what do you miss the most about what life was like. >> walking around here you would see someone you knew and go to take a half hour walk and it would take you three hours because you would stop by someone's house. >> reporter: like so many it has been a rough year picking up the pieces fighting with insurance companies. >> we have to rebuild, take out a mortgage. fighting to get money. >> reporter: mary and her family say they will rebuild. of the 355 homes completely destroyed by superstorm sandy only one has been fully rebuilt. only one family has returned. now there are 38 homes currently under construction here. those numbers will continue to rise in the weeks and months to come. amy robach, abc news, breezy point, new york. topping this morning's health headlines, researchers link a pasta-rich diet to depression. after studying 43,000 women,
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they found women who ate pasta and refined grains were 41% more likely to be diagnosed with depression than women who avoided those grains. they said a similar discovery many and men and suggest low fat diets to prevent mood problems. the worldwide wine shortage is getting worse. the shortage is a classic case of supply and demand. supply is not keeping pace. wine production has been on a downward trend for a decade but consumption has been on the rise, almost without interruption since the late '90s. i'm doing my part to make wine scarce. >> the only question i have is who is to blame for the wine shortage, i side from you and i have my answer, it is you. u.s. and chinese consumers. >> chinese is interesting. you don't think of them as wine -- but apparently their demand is doubling. >> not only doubling but doubled twice in the past five years and
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we are not far behind. we have been guzzling 12% of the world's wine. >> let's start a vineyard and people in chinese waiting for our wine. we will be rich. >> with their arms wide open. all of this talk is getting us hungry. let's go to philly and the place that bills itself as the home of the craziest burgers. >> we are talking about the pyt burger, the newest offering. it is a deep fried twinkie burger pork belly patty, bacon and melted american cheese. >> all of course on the state fair staple battered and fried twinkie. that could -- what could possibly -- i can't -- that doesn't sound delicious to me at all. even in the early-morning hours. >> you don't like to mix the sweet. >> i will eat the fried twinkie
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for dessert and the burger. >> and what do you do with the gooey stuff when it is gushing out. >> i'd love to know the fat grams and calories. i'll try it, though. it is almost time for our "world news now" halloween fashion show. and the all-out search for the grinch who stole halloween. a message for a thief goes viral after someone snatched a special jack-o'-lantern. you are watching "world news now." ♪ five little pumpkins >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. 6 children, 44 years...
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it's been a happy union. he does laundry, and i do the cleaning. there's only two of us... how much dirt can we manufacture? more than you think. very little. [ doorbell rings ] [ lee ] let's have a look, morty. it's a sweeper. what's this? what's that? well we'll find out. we'll find out. [ lee ] it goes under all the way to the back wall. i came in under the assumption that it was clean. i've been living in a fool's paradise! oh boy... there you go... morty just summed it up. the next 44 years we'll be fine.
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♪ five little pumpkins ♪ stealing candy from a baby is the ultimate crime and pilfering a pumpkin from a 2-year-old has to be a close second. >> that's what happened to one family's home and mom is not holding back her anger. she is letting the neighborhood and the world know how she feels about it. >> reporter: this is 2-year-old tommy and these pumpkins represent his family. there's one for daddy, mommy and baby sister abby. but one is missing.
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>> someone took something away that was on the steps. >> does that make you happy or sad? >> sad. >> reporter: tommy wasn't nearly as upset as mommy. >> pumpkins get smashed and stolen of course but i was mad because it was his pumpkin. >> so she made a sign addressed to the thief. it starts politely enough. >> thank you for the lesson. this will teach that some people are mean for no reason and you have to brush it off. >> reporter: then mom lays down the hammer. >> since my son is 2 years old and can't read, i will add you are a [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the sign has the attention of the sglabd this person should be found and read the sign and recognize what they did is wrong. >> reporter: it wasn't just the neighborhood talking about tommy's missing pumpkin. >> the daily mail from london e-mailed me this morning. >> reporter: the signs all over the internet. most assume becky's husband wrote it.
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>> everybody thinks it was the dachltd it was me. >> reporter: becky hopes whoever stole tommy's pumpkin gets the message. >> i hope they see the sign and feel bad about it. >> tom rossi of our station in d.c., excellent, excellent sign. >> i'm telling you what, in my neighborhood, local roughians would take the pumpkin you wouldn't have to look hard for it because it would be 15 feet away did this happen in your neighborhood. >> no. it was squirrels. >> he picked out a pumpkin for each family member. bring that pumpkin back. not too late to find the coolest costumes for thursday and we will show you what is hot for halloween. and baby's amazing reaction to a mom singing ♪
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♪ monster mash >> welcome back. it's the time of the year for little ghost and goblins to hit the neighborhood streets in search of sweet treats but every year costumes are more and more creative and this morning on "world news now" we have a special fashion show for you. we are joined by lori shack, toy insider to see what is hot this halloween. we are getting the party started you and i. >> that's it. halloween is a big day of dress up and pretend play and not just for the kids but for us too. >> we wanted to get in on the fun. >> if you don't have a costume, i have inspiration. >> let's see. >> we will start with the crayola cray yochbl what's your favorite color out of the box? >> purple. >> we have some beautiful, we have pink and blue. they are beautiful and come in all sizes. toddlers and grownups. it comes with a dress.
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it is nice and glittery for the girls and each comes with a crayola sharpened hat. >> nice black turtle neck underneath if it is too cold. >> you are right. thank you ladies. >> very nice for the girls. >> we have a blue summer with smurfs and now a blue halloween. how cute are they? so we have our smurfs and they all come with the blue top and white pants. they wear their iconic smurf hats and toddler to adult size. thank you, guys. all right. now turtle power. >> oh, yes. >> come on, you name them. >> so here we have leonardo, michelangelo and don't tell low. >> you got it >> they are ready to rid the world of villains. it comes with a full outfit. they are nice and padded in
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front. even their shells are padded. they are ready to rule the world. >> dad can go with them. >> exactly. turtle power. >> thank you, guys. >> these are all timely because turtles are back in a big way. the others have been here for a while, the crayola guys. everybody loves. >> everybody loves and knows them and everybody knows the new doc in town. she fixes the broken toys in the neighborhood. it comes with beautiful leggings, her dress. the coat is attached. the head band, stethoscope and a toy to take care of. >> it is a perfect outfit. that is what every mom and dad is looking for. something you don't have to add anything to. >> you look grachlt thank you, doc. >> thank you. >> so there is a new movie coming out from disney called "frozen" opening thanksgiving. this is our princess elsa. she turns the kingdom in to a
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winter, an eternal wirnt with her icy powers but look at how beautiful she looks in her dress and of course her princess tiara. remember despicable me out this summer. our mignons are adorable. they are mischiefous. a lot of sizes of this costume, as well. they are very yellow with the overalls and goggles. >> this is great because it simple, easy and you can layer up on the inside. >> you are having fun in this. >> i can tell. >> thank you. inspiration also comes from video games. so next we have our sky lander. it is a popular video game. great line of toys for kids and look at how cool she looks. >> let's see. >> for girls and boys. >> thank you. very nice. it is a whole jump suit. >> keep them warm. >> and comes with the mask. >> monster high.
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this is the daughter of -- and it is beautiful. she has the leggings with the bows. the beautiful dress with the spider webs in it. she is gorgeous. >> i'm just learning about monster high. huge with the little girls. >> huge, huge. >> this is huge. you can get beamed up on "star trek" enterprise. she is part of the crew. comes with the dress. it has the emblem on it. >> classic. >> classic. and last but not least we have sully coming out. this is our sully from monster university. a great costume. comes with everything you see. the dress and the hat and the shoe covers and definitely friend of yours. look at you. thank you so much. >> i think our whole crew. >> come on out, everybody. this is great. you guys can look at all of the options for this year. these are the newer versions of some of the movies out there and some classics that we can always go back to our crayolas and ninja turtles and "star trek."
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the whole crew, happy halloween to everyone. >> we'll be right back. happy halloween. with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified before it was too late. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage is done. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available, guarding your social security number, your money,
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welcome in to the mix. we are starting with what happens to be our favorite story of the day. this comes from a you tube user. her name is elaine. she uploaded two-minute clip of her daughter while she is singing to her. listen to this. she is singing a rod stewart classic. ♪ ♪ how much it hurts me >> okay. that's the beginning of the clip. doesn't seem to be too hip in to this whole thing shchl is singing the rod stewart classic "my heart can't tell you no."
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the little girl is like i don't know about this. but then she smiles and then she starts to cry again. >> she was touched by the emotion of the song? >> you might be right. >> the beay of it. >> there are viewers who are going on and commenting and saying she is precious and beautiful. i remember my mom telling me i did things like this. she would sing lullabies and i would cry and cry over it all. ten months old, though. she is pretty young to feel this connection. but you feel that connection early on with your mom. >> unless of course she doesn't like her voice. but i doubt that because she sounded beautiful. >> she could also have a dirty diaper. >> she had gas. hope not. i was going with the first thing, overcome with emotion. thmplgts is great. we had a soldier come home and surprise his daughter at school yesterday. we have another one because we love these stories. can't get enough of this. that is spiderman and he is back home from afghanistan.
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he she is told she can come up and get a cape from spiderman. >> jessica. >> daddy! >> i just love that story. she is 9 years old. i have a 10-year-old and i can fielt. they are all happy and doesn't get better than. that take it away, diana. >> this is a really cool story. an alabama car dealership decided they wanted to spruce up sales so they hired a dance crew to come in to shoot ads. while this was hang, one of the people who works at the place says i can dance, too. what ensued is utter nonsense. >> oh, yeah. he can dance. look at him, though. one cowork whipped out their phone thinking it was ridiculous. he is awesome. doing all kinds of things. he is doing an egyptian walk, a
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stop spying is the demand after new revelations about eavesdropping. the president's intelligence team is facing hot questions. health and human services turn to explain what is wrong with the obama website. can she save the important federal program and her job? plus this. >> a huge flamg object believed to ba meteorite fell on a farm in the neighborhood of grover es's mill, nmg new jersey. >> 75 years old, the broadcast to friented listeners like never before. a look at other son well's out of this world performance. and anger management after chris brown's latest arrest. the singer is making a decision
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on his future. all right. we begin with the obama administration facing a firestorm of criticism on two fronts. there's health care and an important hearing we will have more on that in a moment. >> but first the growing calls to stop spying on allies. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends. the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work within the law. >> u.s. intelligence listened in on the conversations of 35 american allies. reports that drew sharp criticism from top members of congress in both parties. >> the reports are very disturbing. friends don't spy on friends.
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>> reporter: or do we? is spying on friends still going on? >> is the united states now listening in on the phone conversations of friendly presidents and prime ministers? >> john, i'm not going to get in to discussions of specific activities, intelligence gathering activities. >> we are listening in to the conversations of friendly heads of state. >> again i'm not going to talk about specific or alleged intelligence gathering operations. >> the head of the nsa warned that new limits on u.s. espionage could be dangerous. >> is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than to give up on a program that would result in this nation being attacked. >> reporter: the u.s. has been under fire over reports the u.s. collected tens of millions of phone records of citizens in france and spain.
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the u.s. spy chief's flatly denied that. it turns out those records were collected by french and spanish intelligence, not by the united states. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. and now to those health care issues. kathleen sebelius, the person in charge of the botched health care rollout, is testifying on capitol hill today. she's expected to blame the contractors who built the problem-plagued website. yesterday, for the first time, the obama administration issued a direct apology for healthcare.gov. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> she was also grilled about a wave of cancellation notices hitting small businesses and individuals who buy their own insurance. she said people who get those notices will be able to find better replacement plans on the website and in some cases for cheaper. on the other side of the capitol, another high-profile hearing. the senate judiciary committee heard testimony on the state's controversial stand your ground laws. sabrina fulton, trayvon martin's
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mother told the panel the laws don't work and their purpose should be clarified. she said florida's stand your ground law emboldened george zimmerman. in northern california more than 1,000 people marched to protest the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy bay sheriffs deputy. the death of andy lopez is a flash point. the growing concern about police overreaction and racial profiling. the deputy who killed lopez thought his pellet gun made to look like an ak-47 was the real thing. >> my concern is that i'm an african-american woman in a community that is terrorized by police. >> this guy is a veteran cop who didn't distinguish between a toy gun and real gun. it's frightening. >> reporter: the protests came on the same day that andy lopez family and friends said goodbye at his funeral mass. the fbi has joined the investigation in to his death. delta airlines pilot is in custody in utah charged with groping a minor during a flight last weekend. 45-year-old michael james pascal
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was a passenger on the flight. he was sitting next to a 14-year-old girl. she claims when she woke up he was groping her backside. pascal said he fell asleep and somehow his hand fell in to the girl's seat. he's due in federal court today. sky high fees for checking -- airlines are earning record amounts of money for sky high fees for checking bags and serving food. analysts predict major airlines will rake in $15 billion in extra fees this year alone. up 18% from last year. 60% of that money comes from frequent flyer surcharges and another 25% from checked baggage fees. a blinding dust storm is blamed for a deadly pileup in southern arizona. three people were killed and a dozen others injured in a string of chain-reaction crashes that crushed cars and overturned tractor-trailers on interstate 10. 20 vehicles were involved in the crash, including at least six big rigs. >> the bond created by hurricane
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sandy was evident. as people gathered by the thousands. the ceremony dubbed light of hope was held in new jersey with everyone raising lights in the sky. they shared words and songs of encouragement. they promised to stay strong as they struggle to rebuild. some survivors had a good reason to celebrate. a special birthday party held at the nyu medical center for the newborns who were forced to evacuate the hospital when the backup generators failed. those babies carried out by nurses during the storm just turned 1. the moms that gave birth that night talked about what happened when the power went out. >> i was asked can you walk? and i said yes. i didn't realize the question was can you walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> most of the infants slept through the ordeal. i take back everything i said about it being rough on me. >> exactly. imagine being a mom that just had a baby and asked to walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> probably dark stairs. >> oh, absolutely.
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the frightening thing was not only did the power go out in the building. they say okay we have a backup generator, but they are like we have newborns here and the nicu and the backup generator goes out. oxygen tanks stop working. machines attached to these little creatures that go black all of a sudden. >> that's an incredible story. >> and they are all okay. >> 365 days later and things are looking better at least for them. look at the weather now. still windy in the southwest. the heavy snow is winding down for the rockies. the storm front is on the move delivering rain, snow, and thunderstorms across the middle of the country. showers all the way to the ohio valley. severe thunderstorms from nebraska to the central texas area. mostly dry along the coast. portland 56. colorado springs 57. mild 74 in kansas city. indianapolis 70. atlanta 76. 68 baltimore and 56 boston. as they get ready for another long winter in duluth, minnesota, residents can rest
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easy knowing the new monkeys at the zoo have names. >> i know i'm resting easy. finally. the two were born over the summer. they announced the boy's name is kermit because he jumps around like a frog and the little girl's name is kasai which is the name of a city in africa. >> those names were the top vote getters from a list offered to guests since the monkeys were born. >> by the way, the reason that able is rest easy because they have names is because they were born in july. june actually. kermit born june 26th and kasai july 16th and they have been running around without a name. >> they are cute. by the way, they are angola colobus monkeys to be precise. >> coming up "the skinny," secrets about a high-profile boy band that's breaking up. and the most extreme adrenaline junkies from surfboard daredevils to death
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defying stunts. we'll explore why they do it. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i don't know why i go to extremes ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. save them.
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♪ it was 75 years ago today
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that orson welles' "war of the worlds" broadcast sent the nation in to panic and anxiety. >> you remember that night? >> i do. >> was so realistic and unexpected national guardsmen called their bases to find out where they should report. >> this morning we open up the "world news now" vault for a look back at the iconic event. >> from abc news "the weekend report." here's barry serafin. >> 50 years ago tonight, halloween eve, 1938, americans gathered around their radios, were fooled, frightened and panicked by what they heard. as many as a million who listened to orson welles radio drama "war of the worlds" actually believed an invasion from mars was underway. ned potter explains. ♪ >> reporter: ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special.
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>> in grover's mills that evening there were voices from the sky. >> a huge flaming object believed to be a meteorite fell on a farm in grover's mill. >> i have a grave announcement to make. as incredible as it seems, a vanguard of an invading army from the planet mars. ♪ >> today grover's mill happily celebrates orson welles broadcast but people wonder how anyone could fall for a radio drama. >> it was so authentic. >> everybody is going after their shotgun and going to grover's mills. >> reporter: many frightened people heard little if any of the actual broadcast. instead they caught word of urgent sounding news bulletins at a time when there were plenty of real ones. >> people were vulnerable in 1938 and worried about the war and theconomy and perhaps were a little upset and nervous because it was halloween.
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>> reporter: orson welles had shaken the country without knowing it was possible. >> a story about a mythical invasion by monsters from the planet mars. had a profound effect on radio listeners. >> reporter: what welles did is say boo on the radio and america actually jumped. ned potter, abc news, grover's mill, new jersey. >> amazingly much more innocent time. this is an awesome point down here. apparently the number one show that night was not "war of the worlds" but an nbc show. but an nbc show, charlie mccarthy, edgar bergen and a ventriloquist act. people were riveted to the ventriloquist act. followed up bay crew member singing and that's when most people turned over to the cbs broadcast. >> it started as a dance music program and we interrupt this with a bulletin. >> they didn't see the announcement it was a
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dramatization and they just tuned in and heard this. >> so 75 years ago there were ventriloquist on the radio. was that skill necessary back then? wasn't it just a guy going. >> you are on the radio. how does that work? >> just a guy doing two different voices? >> did he even hold a dummy unless it was before a live studio audience. >> that might be the case. >> almost sounds like juggling on the radio. >> yes. look at them go. >> might have had a smoke. coming up, chris brown's major decision following his future following his latest arrest. and one drove one of the hottest boy bands around to break up? the secrets are revealed coming up next in "the skinny." around to >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny "skinny" time we were talking about bad boy chris brown. the latest charges he faces punching a guy in the nose. he was maybe trying to trespass on his tour bus, maybe not. the police will work that out. he's going to enter rehab. >> really? >> his folks released a statement. they say chris brown elected to enter a rehab facility. his goal is to gain focus in his past and recent behavior, enabling him to pursue his life
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and career from a healthier vantage point. he is on probation for the 2009 assault with his then girlfriend rihanna. it ends august 25th, 2014, according to e! news that reported that family and friends hoped he would enter rehab. any arrest could be considered a violation. it could result in jail time. serious stuff. this is an antidote and pretty good one. mike tyson gave brown some advice. he told a new york radio station. he said quote chris should know if you are not humble in this world, the world will address humbleness on you. words of wisdom from mike. >> from mike tyson of all people. mike tyson is a changed man, according to the him. these days all these celebrities and artists go in to rehab for everything. so now there is a rehab for angry. >> i don't know if this is rehab for anger management or if it is maybe he is drinking or whatever and that is making him a loose cannon. i'm not sure about that. >> back in the day you weren't a tough guy and you controlled yourself in public.
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>> and if you do something goofy these days, if you enter rehab i think it is a mea culpa, i guess. >> we all know that queen bee is on her tour. miss carter world tour and she decide she's going to start photo bombing her fans at these concerts taking selfies. this happened in australia. a sweet girl who was taking a picture of herself and check out beyonce in the background. she decided to swoop in the middle of her concert and pose. this is valentina. she posted on her facebook page, i remember her bending down and we turned for the photo and it was the best moment ever. like she posed. i wasn't expecting her to notice me in the crowd or look at my phone. not only did she notice you, she posed with you. >> she can photo bomb me any time she wants. i'm down for that. jonas brothers confirming they are splitting up.
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they will be on gma to give the only live explanation of this. they talked to "people" magazine as well. they have deep riffs in the band and they say it is over for now. according to kevin jonas it is hard to say forever. it was a unanimous decision says joe. they will be on "good morning america" later today to talk about their split in their only live interview about it. >> interesting. speaking of hits, the hits keep coming for britney spears. apparently she is now the voice of the british army as they try to dissuade somali pirates from coming on their ships. they are sending out a sonar sounds in to the atmosphere. and they are pumping britney's music in to this hoping the somali pirates will hear it and be deterred from coming on their ship. >> that is strange. >> mostly because they say they
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hate the western culture so much they will go in the other direction. >> hear britney and run. >> i'm not sure it will work but give it a try. >> heavy metal or something, britney. try. >> heavy metal or something, britney. [ male announcer ] a new test with pluggable febreze.
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♪ billy joel may have had extreme moments but nothing like these guys you may have seen a surfer aiming for the record books by riding a wild wave. >> yeah, we see this every once in a while. a stunt that takes our breath away. why do they do it? gio benitez finds out. >> reporter: watch this surfer taking on an unprecedented monster of a wave in the sea of portugal, estimated 100 feet high. about 20 times his size. he's chasing a world record by surfing the biggest wave. a record set in 2011 by garrett mcnamara.
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>> you are going to fast and your brain is getting raddled. your whole both body is rattled. >> daredevils are pushing themselves over the edge, around the world even above it felix baumgartner jumps from space. yves rossy in a wind suit side by side with a b-17 bomber and nik wallenda crossing niagara falls on a tight rope. so whether it is wind suits, giant waves, jumping from space, there's one thing that ties extreme athletes together. they are adrenaline junkies but why? first prize in the surfing for some it's the money. first prize in the surfing contest 50 grand and for corporate sponsors like red bull, tens of millions of dollars in exposure. why are these guys always chasing that extreme rush? >> when you know you are doing something that most people can't do that is where you derive your sense of self esteem so you can feel powerful, important, like you could survive anything.
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>> one almost didn't survive, wiping out. she's okay. still living for the moments of triumph that leave us in awe. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> kind of makes me feel like a wimp. you too, right? two wimps up here. >> if my brain and whole body is getting rattled when does the fun start exactly? >> chocolate cake gives me the endorphin boost i need. >> pass me the oreos. i don't need to do that. i don't need a parachute. >> i wish i was one of those people. i really do. >> i enjoy watching it from a distance and wish i could -- >> i know. >> i have no desire whatsoever. >> each his own, right. >> by the way, the guy that rode the wave, rescued a brazilian surfer, kbaif cpr and he got back in the water and rode the world record wave. >> why not. that's the thing to do when you are riding a wave. >> i feel like a wimp. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for decades.des.
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making news in america this morning -- the ble game for the obama carolout woes grows more tense. and did the president break a promise about the health care overhaul? we're live in washington. in-flight arrest. this morning, a pilot is in police custody. what passengers say he did that could land him in jail. this was no accident. what kind of animal did this type of damage? plus, moved to tears. a baby has a classic reaction to her mom singing a tune. good wednesday morning.
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the cabinet member at the senate of the affordable care law's botched rollout is expected to face harsh questioning today. >> lawmakers are expected to grill secretary kathleen sebelius, as the president's past comments come back to haunt him. abc's tahman bradley is live in washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: the obama administration is apologizing for the botched obama carolout. and today, the person in arge, takes the hot seat. today, the woman who manages obama care, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, bases congress. she will explain the failure of the healthcare.gov website on the engineers who built it. raising questions about whether the administration should have delayed the launch of the health care marketplace. admitting healthcare.gov has not performed properly, the obama administration apologized to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked
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as well as it should. >> reporter: republicans say problems with president obama's health care law goes beyond healthcare.gov woes. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. >> reporter: the comments made to the president, as he attempted to explain the reform plan. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: but for 14 million americans who buy private health insurance, that might not be the case. julie prince got a letter from her insurance company, saying her private plan is gone. >> what concerns me is i'm not going to be able to afford anything. >> reporter: insurance companies are now required to provide hospital coverage, maternity, mental health or prescription drugs. so, americans who didn't have this basic coverage, must now buy a new plan. later today, president obama promotes obama care in massachusetts, where he'll talk about that state's experience,
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implementing a new health care law, and the lessons the country can learn. john and diana? >> tahman bradley, live in washington. thank you. there are new developments in another growing controversy also being heard on capitol hill. the head of national intelligence is defending the practice of spying on global leaders. james clapper says that the practice is necessary in order to find out the intentions of foreign leaders, even our allies. abc's jonathan karl tried to find out if the u.s. is still spying on the leaders of friendly nations. >> reporter: we're listening in on the phone conversations of friendly heads of state? >> again, jon, i'm not going to speak about alleged reported intelligence gathering operations. >> no answer on if the program is ongoing. the head of nsa denied reports of the u.s. spying on french and spanish citizens. those nations were collecting the phone records, not the u.s. the delta airlines pilot due
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in federal court today to face sexual misconduct charges. the alleged incident took place last weekend on a flight from detroit to salt lake city. michael james pascal was a passenger on the flight. he was seated next to a 14-year-old girl. when he woke up from a nap, he was groping her backside. he claims his hand fell into the seat. the airline says, it's fully cooperating with law enforcement in this matter. we have some breaking news overnight from south carolina. four adults and two children have been found dead in an apparent murder/suicide. the tragedy unfolded near the city of greenwood. police say a man called 911 to say he was thinking about hurting himself. but by the time officers got there, it was too late. police in aurora, colorado, have doubled the award in an attempted kidnapping case. the 8-year-old girl who lives in this house, was abducted from her room by a man who entered through th

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